US alerts of malware linked to Chinese govt’s cyber actors

The US govt. issued against a malware called ‘Taidoor’ used by the Chinese govt. The alert was intended to “enable network defence” to avoid data leakage to Chinese govt cyber-actors. Cybersecurity firms FireEye Inc. and CrowdStrike spotted Taidoor targeting Asians and Americans. It is distributed through spear-phishing method. In the past, the malware has targeted sectors like airlines, law, defence etc.

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